Object Title

Model gun and carriage - Millar pattern

Model gun and carriage - Millar pattern



Object Number



Old Tower Collection

Physical Description

A model in bronze of an iron 8in shell gun of 65cwt., being a Millar design of 1834 (cf. Nos. XIX.185 and 193). The gun is of simplified form compared with earlier patterns and has only a single ring marking the end of the first reinforce and a muzzle ring, the second reinforce merging into the chase without a ring for emphasis. There is a short vent patch and a small dispart patch at the muzzle. The breeching loop is combined with the cascabel button. The first reinforce bears a Broad Arrow, the weight 1-2-10 and the date, the latter nearly obliterated but probably 1860.

The gun is mounted on a rear chock carriage, all the iron fittings being rendered in brass as in the case of No.XIX.188. It is fitted with a ratchet elevating screw of oscillating type. The leading edge of the right bracket is stamped 8 IN 65 CWT WD RCD (Royal Carriage Department). The whole is made with the same attention to detail as Nos.XIX.188 and 190. The stool bed and elevating screw are restorations


Dimensions: Length: 18 in (46 cm), Overall length: 20.1 in (51 cm) Weight: 1 qtr 12 lb 10 oz (18.5 kg)


Serial Number None visible


1.3 in (3.3 cm)

Inscriptions and Marks

Left trunnion: is stamped R.G.F. (Royal Gun Factory).Right trunnion: 13


Places England

Bibliographic References

H.L.Blackmore, The Armouries of the Tower of London, Ordnance Catalogue, H.M.S.O. London 1976, p.178.


Lieut. General William Millar was responsible for the introduction of shell-firing guns of large calibre.